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  1. Tech Workers andTime Zones India’s Comparative Advantage

  2. Terms: comparative advantage – the ability of one country to produce a service at a lower cost or more effectively than another country information technology (IT) – the use of technology to move, record, and process information. IT includes computers, communication satellites, cell phones, and the Internet outsource – to hire someone outiside a company to do work that was once done inside the company. IT has made it possible to outsource jobs to businesses in other countries. time zone – an area that uses the same clock time. Earth is divided into 24 standard time zones. Each zone has its clocks set to the same hour and minute Chapter 28

  3. Today… • You are a reporter conducting research to write an article about the impact of the IT revolution on India. • You will participate in simulated Internet searches and online meetings with three people from Bangalore, India.

  4. Advantage Factor One: LOW WAGES • Step 1: Read Section 28.3 on p. 412, answer the questions on your handout

  5. Advantage Factor One: LOW WAGES • Step 2: Meet the subject of your interview • Fill out the information on your handout from the next slide.

  6. Advantage Factor One: LOW WAGES • Step 3: Interview • Listen to the interview • List three ways the IT revolution has affected this worker and other Indian workers.

  7. List three ways the IT revolution has affected Meena and other Indian workers. Agent Meena Kumar

  8. Advantage Factor Two: ENGLISH SPEAKERS • Step 1: Read Section 28.4 on p. 413, answer the questions on your handout

  9. Advantage Factor Two: ENGLISH SPEAKERS • Step 2: Meet the subject of your interview • Fill out the information on your handout from the next slide.

  10. Advantage Factor Two: ENGLISH SPEAKERS • Step 3: Interview • Listen to the interview • List three ways the IT revolution has affected this worker and other Indian workers.

  11. List three ways the IT revolution has affected this worker and others. Auto-Rickshaw Driver Nareesh Patel

  12. Advantage Factor Three: TRAINED WORKERS • Step 1: Read Section 28.5 on p. 414, answer the questions on your handout

  13. Advantage Factor Three: TRAINED WORKERS • Step 2: Meet the subject of your interview • Fill out the information on your handout from the next slide.

  14. Advantage Factor Three: TRAINED WORKERS • Step 3: Interview • Listen to the interview • List three ways the IT revolution has affected this worker and other Indian workers.

  15. List three ways the IT revolution has affected this worker and others. Software Engineer Varun Joshi

  16. Global Connections • Read Section 28.6

  17. Global Connections • Read Section 28.7 and answer the following questions • Is the number of Americans working for foreign companies rising or falling? • What kinds of jobs are created by foreign-owned companies in the U.S.? • What gives the U.S. a comparative advantage in attracting foreign businesses?